Pro-Line Racing’s latest releases certainly got people talking. Some of the new additions include Blue Aluminum Castor Blocks, PRO-2 Short Course Indoor Chassis and the 2013 Ram 1500 True Scale Clear Body. Complete details at Pro-Line Racing April 2014 New Releases.
The Toyz announce more variety for their Elite Series Shrouds. They will now be available for the Traxxas Stampede 4×4 and Telluride. Complete details at Traxxas Stampede 4×4 & Telluride Shrouds. Continue Reading
Each week the RC industry is busy making or breaking news and releasing so many different products in a effort to keep the hobby fresh and new. I believe that it is a full court press to drive my wife insane. How may times have I bought something to see an upgraded or better version released in the following weeks, don’t tell me she doesn’t suffer. One More Lap is a brief recap of some of the RC related happenings from this past week, that we didn’t feature for one reason or another. Lets take One More Lap and try and do a better job of hitting our marks.
Tamiya Rock Socker
Tamiya CR-01 gets an update: Introducing the Rock Socker.
Team Associated Flat Sensor Wires
Team Associated releases two new lengths of Flat Sensor Wires for the B5 and B5M buggies. Continue Reading
JConcepts Carbon Fiber Shock Tower
JConcepts have been busy this week coming up with ways for us to spend our money. They released a Carbon Fiber Front Shock Tower option for the Team Associated B4 line of vehicles. The Shock Tower is 4mm thick and there are 3 inner positions and 3 outer positions for quick and easy changes.
Part #2193 MSRP $28.00
More details can be found at the JConcepts Blog.
The Rips on Hazard Style Wheels
They have also produced Front/Rear Wheels and Tires for the RC10 Classic. The new tires, “The Rips” are high-traction tires made with the JConcepts sticky green (Super Soft) compound and include And-1 open cell inserts for increased support. The Hazard style wheel was designed and built to be durable with a powerful look. The wheels will come in green, black and white. Complete details and pricing can be found at the JConcepts Blog.
JConpets Tire Compound Key
JConcepts has added a new compound to their line of 1/10th off-road racing tires. The Black compound, was designed to produce the softest feel in the JConcepts line. The Mega Soft (Black Compound) is ideal for minimum traction and works well on slippery, wet tracks. The JConcepts line of tread patterns such as Bar Codes V1, Bar Codes V2, Double Dees, Pressure Points, Rips and 3Ds are available in a variety of different compounds to match your racing conditions.
More info on the JConcepts Blog.
JConcepts Carbon Fiber, Front Shock Tower. Part# 2290-1
JConcepts has released front and rear Carbon Fiber Shock Towers for the Traxxas Slash 4×4. The towers are 4mm thick and designed to increase durability and take the flex out of the shock towers and allow the shocks do their job properly. The kit also includes machined aluminum body mount adaptor (blue) and machined aluminum shock stand-offs (blue) as well as complete 3mm hardware and locknuts.
JConcepts Carbon Fiber, Rear Shock Tower. Part# 2291-1
The front shock tower kit is part# 2290-1 and the rear is part# 2291-1.
Be sure to check out the Jconcepts blog for more details.
Hot Racing Carbon Fiber Graphite Battery Hold Down
Lets talk battery hold downs. The Battery Hold Down Velcro Straps on my Proline LCG and my TLR 22SCT were all stretched out and basically ineffective, so I went looking for a solution. The First Battery Hold Down system I got was from Hot Racing. I have been using it for a couple of months now and I couldn’t be happier. It was very easy to install, it feels and looks very sturdy and the thumbscrews are a good size which makes battery changes easier.
JConcepts Carbon Fiber Battery Brace
Happy to be done with the Velcro straps, I wanted another Battery Hold Down for my second truck and since I was doing an order for Amainhobbies, I decided just to get one from there and save myself some money on shipping. They didn’t have a Hot Racing Battery Hold Down, but they did have a JConcepts Battery Hold Down System, so I ordered it.
Both systems have the same thickness in the actual Carbon Fiber and were easy to install and do a great job of holding the battery in place. The difference is in the hardware. Continue Reading
The popular JConcepts Chassis Tape is now available for the Team Associated Centro C4.2. This product is designed to go on the bottom of your chassis and it helps you keep the new chassis look by protecting the underside from marks and scratches. It also provides a clean surface to reduce friction between the chassis and dirt surfaces. These Precut protective sheets arrive 2 per pack and are available for most 1/10th off-road vehicles.
· Durable material, protects chassis
· Low-resistance material, decreases chassis to dirt friction
· Precut shape for immediate stick-on protection
· 2 pieces included per package
· JConcepts, black, Striker graphical design
· Eye candy during whips and crashes
You can check out JConcepts to see if they have one for you rig.
The new MBX7 now has Carbon Fiber options by http://www.jconcepts.net/ . The JConcepts team went to work to shed some weight from the Mugen MBX-7. This is a direct bolt-on for the front and rear-end of the vehicle. The front shock tower is 5mm thick, the rear is 4mm and features all the stock mounting geometry in a more compact package. Reinforcement ribs have been added for additional strength.
• Original JConcepts design
• Reinforcement ribs added for strength
• 4 and 5mm genuine Carbon Fiber material
• Saves ~24 grams of combined weight over stock components
• Aesthetic eye-candy
JConcepts has been busy the last few days. They have designed and released a direct bolt-on 4mm thick Carbon Fiber Front Shock Tower for the popular TLR lineup. Owners of the TLR 22 and 22T / 22SCT will now have a lightweight and durable option for the front end of their rigs. To get more details, be sure to check out the JConcepts blog.
JConcepts – TLR 22 4mm Carbon Fiber front shock tower
Part # – 2266 MSRP $23.00
JConcepts – TLR 22T / 22SCT 4mm Carbon Fiber front shock tower
Part # – 2267 MSRP $28.00
Previously they released a Nissan Titan SCT Hi-Flow Body which, “As a new SCT option, the Titan is available in standard and light-weight thickness material to suit the needs of the enthusiast and hard-core racer. The light-weight body sheds extra weight, helps maintain a lower center of gravity and allows the truck to take on more driver input in a more nimble racing package. The light-weight body shaves off just over 20% in weight vs. the standard version.” Just when you think a body is a body, JConcepts goes next level. To get more details, be sure to check out the JConcepts blog.
This will fit the “Slash, Slash 4×4, Nitro Slash, SC10, SC10 4×4, SC10GT, TLR 22-SCT, TLR SCT-E 2.0, Tekno SCT 410”
Nissan Titan SCT – Hi-Flow body
Part # – 0250 MSRP $43.00
Nissan Titan SCT – Hi-Flow body – light weight material
Part # – 0250L MSRP $43.00